The Happiness Economy
Organizational culture answers the question of why do we do what we do. Like community or national culture, organizational culture is an indispensable aspect of any company. It’s the holistic understanding of an organization’s goals and how they will be achieved. After two decades of research, we can prove that there is a direct correlation between a healthy, productive workplace culture and a company’s bottom line. Jennifer will share the current research going on in this space drawing on case studies of companies who see culture as a mission-critical effort. The audience will learn how these successful companies are fostering workplace happiness, tracking their success, and leave with adaptive frameworks they can take back to their own organizations.
The HERO Generation – Unlocking Happiness in Schools
Jennifer and her research team developed the HERO Generation Program to build up the psychological skills of everyone involved in the education system. Based on a happiness model rooted in neuropsychology, the program focuses on the emotional traits that are represented in the happiest and highest performing people in the world: Hope, Efficacy, Resilience, Optimism, Gratitude, Empathy, and Neuronal control (mindfulness). In this presentation, Jennifer will provide research outcomes through real-world examples from teachers, administrators, and students. She shares the successes and the pitfalls of disrupting one of the oldest institutions in the world, and what tangible actions educators can take to bring elements of the HERO teachings back to their school ecosystem.
The Emotionally Intelligent Leader
We used to think IQ was the best determinant of a person’s likelihood for success. Now, we have scientific evidence that proves otherwise. As we understand more about emotional intelligence and how it plays into the cultural makeup of some of the most innovative companies, it’s impossible to ignore its relevance. When your team builds up their psychological fitness, it can give them the edge to outpace competitors through increased innovation, improved engagement, and higher productivity. This talk will explore how to unlock happiness in the workplace to rally organizational metrics while sustaining, or even reigniting, our passion for work. Jennifer will share how companies like Lululemon and TD Ameritrade have executed on her team’s research while outlining practical solutions to develop a clear strategy to implement a happiness plan at their organization.
Jennifer will focus on the term Conscious Capitalists, a new wave of highly recognized leaders and organizations who have adopted the double bottom line approach to building and running their companies. She zeroes-in on how these successful operations are executing this mission at the highest levels and disseminating their way of thinking to the public and with their employees. From a boutique design agency with 35 employees to a global grocery retailer with over 91,000 employees, we will learn the true definition of Conscious Capitalism. Jennifer looks at companies who are engaging in this strategy and the outcomes of those efforts. She will explore the benefits and challenges of conscious capitalism and provide audiences with the tools to bring this mindset back to their own organizations.
Building Happiness Hygiene
What do all the greatest leaders have in common? They have a strong happiness habit. According to well-known psychological scientists and neuroscientists, we can develop these traits in the brain by up to 50% or more just through habit building. And these habits of high-performance can be developed in the same time it takes to eat breakfast. This talk will explain the process by which we build habits and how to create a routine that will boost the success of these patterns. Using neuroscience and positive psychology research, Jennifer will teach audiences about neural pathways and how they require repetition, reward, and reinforcement to rewire positive and negative habits. She will also share why this matters in workplace performance and how to bring this learning back to your teams. Finally, Jennifer will provide simple take-away exercises so audience members can train their brain to become happier, higher-performing leaders both professionally and personally.
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Guinness Record Holder | World’s Largest Gratitude Wall
Canadian Business | Innovators of the Year
Stevie Award | International Female Entrepreneur of the Year Award